KONOMI. Usucha, Daily Ceremony.
Konomi San's usucha is a delicious way to start a day. The tea has a very creamy texture and a very balanced taste. As usucha, it creates a friendly shot, ideal for everyday use; shaken on ice cold sparkling water, it gives you an energizing, refreshing drink.
Tasting notes: pumpkin seeds and poached peas.
TYPE MATCHA ORIGIN Yame, Japan GPS 33.2ºN 130.6ºE CULTIVARS Yabukita, Samidori, Okumidori, Gokou PRODUCER Konomi Family
About the Producer
Konomi San's family started their tea business in the Edo period; they were the first family to become tea merchants in the Island of Kyushu. In that period, most of the local teas were kama-iri cha.
In the late Meiji period, Konomi's family were some of the pioneers that imported some production techniques from Uji; as a result of these pioneers, Yame is now famous for its stunning gyokuro and matcha.
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